Designated as national traditional crafts in 1980. Factory tour is also available
Traditional Crafts Manufactures: Nagiso Lathed Woodcrafts Cooperative
4689 Azuma, Nagiso, Kiso-gun, Nagano 399-5302
Lathed woodcraft is a traditional technique of carving a thick board or log while rotating on a lathe.
In Nagiso area, carving the broad-leaved trees that have beautiful wood patterns and grow in the Kiso Valley such as Japanese yew, Japanese horse chestnut, sennoki, katsura on a lathe has been very popular since the Edo Period.
Craftsmanship that has been passed down from generation to generation is shown in the product’s tender texture and beautiful wood patterns.
|A wide variety of products||Bowls and tea caddies||Flower vases||Work scene|
|Yamato Ogura Craft Store||Directly sold at the factory||Factory visit available|
|Kanekin Ogura Trays Manufacturer||Directly sold at the factory||Factory visit available|
|Yamaichi Ogura Lathed Woodcrafts||Directly sold at the factory||Craft experience and factory visit available|
|Kanbara Lacquerware Crafts||Directly sold at the factory||Lacquer painting only|
|Tagami Folk Arts||Directly sold at the factory||Bowls, kneading bowls, and other lathed products. Lacquer is applied directly onto a surface, and that process is repeated at least six times, once on a single day. Some products require seven to eight times to finish. We recommend you to use an environmentally friendly dishware like ours.|
|Nobara Crafts||Directly sold at the factory||Lacquer products and wooden ballpoint pens|
|Yamadai Okura||Directly sold at the factory||Factory visit available|
Araragi Hinokigasa (Cypress Weaved Hats)
Designated as Nagano Prefectural Traditional Crafts in 1982. Craft experience and demonstration available.
|Hinokigasa no Ie||Directly sold at the factory||As represented in the lyrics of a traditional Kiso-bushi folk song ("My journey on Kisoji is so lonely; a leaf is falling on my hinokigasa"), Hinokigasa’s charm is Kiso’s nature and people’s rustic way of living, as well as its beautiful pattern and gorgeous aroma.|
|Araragi Hinokigasa Manufacturers Cooperative||Directly sold at the factory|
|Shaku-3 Chonbori||1 piece||¥1,500|
|Shaku-3 Triangle||1 piece||¥2,000|
Barrels & Small Woodcrafts
We manufacture and sell various products using superior woods in Kiso.
Woodcrafts manufacturer's direct sales shops
|Lathed plates, wet ridges, sitting desks, barrels, racks||Kiso Hinoki Mokuso (Cypress Woodcrafts)||Inside the shop is filled with the aroma of cypress coming from various Kiso-hinoki products that are displayed. |
|Sushi trays, confectionery plates, reddish cypress knot products||Shinko Crafts||We developed products with our unique technology and know-how, utilizing the special color of Kiso cypress's reddish knots.|
|Barrel Products||Shimizu Wood Industry||Please visit our website. |
|Custom handmade furniture using pure materials||Nagiso Crafts ||We value your love for custom-made products and its comfort.... Customer satisfaction is everything to us.|
|Hinoki business cards|
|Kiso Goboku Craft Corporation||Postcards and business cards made from sliced Kiso-hinoki woods. They are our original products.|
|Lathed products||Donguri Factory||Master is a renowned street performer. Also makes udon noodles using his own lathed products.|
|Water Mill||Hara Manufacturer||Custom made wheels ranging from mini water mills (30 cm in diameter), power wheels, and pumping water wheels (up to 5 m in diameter). (The ornamental products are in stock at all times).|
|Hinoki chopsticks and other wood products ||Kani Crafts||The chopsticks are processed to prevent slipping even when handling noodles. They are easy to use and have a distinguished texture.|
|Various wood crafts using Kiso hinoki and sawara cypresses||Tate Wood Manufacturing||Please consult about anything on woodcrafts. Kiso hinoki and sawara woods are available. Special wood processing available|
|Nagiso Town Tourism Association|
3668-1 Yomikaki, Nagiso, Kiso-gun, Nagano, 399-5301 Japan
(Office: in Nagiso Town Hall)
Phone: 0264-57-2001 Fax: 0264-57-2270
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